Friday, 17 April 2009

New Pigs at Ryedale Folk Museum

New pigs have arrived at Ryedale Folk Museum. Lincolnshire Curly Coated pigs became extinct in the United Kingdom in the 1970's. Luckily, they had been imported to Austria and Hungary in the last century, and crossed with a breed native to the area, the Mangalitza. The DNA of the Mangalitza is mostly that of the Lincolnshire Curly Coated Pig, and we are fortunate here at Ryedale Folk Museum to have aquired two of these pigs.
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